SHARDELOW, Geoffrey

Male - 1274


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  • Name SHARDELOW, Geoffrey 
    Nickname Galdfridus 
    Born
    • The book 'Delafield - A Family History' suggests that Geoffrey is probably Robert's nephew not son but the book 'Some Materials for a History of Thompson' firmly places him as Robert's son in the Shardelowe Pedigree chart.
    Gender Male 
    Miscellaneous as specified 1255 c.  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Inherited a small estate in Ireland (assumed from his father, who same source says died about the year 1255).

    Source: Some Materials for a History of the Parish of Thompson (primary source referenced as Calendar of Documents relating to Ireland (AD 1171-1301) 
    Miscellaneous as specified 1255  Ulster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    "the King holds four carucates of land in Ulster which were given to Robert de Shardelowe by Agnes de Weston in exchange for four virgates of land in Angoldesthorp in the County of Leicester, and eleven acres in Eston in the County of Derby. What became of the four carucates in Ulster does not appear from the records. Geoffrey de Shardelowe may have sold them or exchanged them for the Knightstown property."

    At the same time the lands of Robert de Shardelowe were seized by the King. These acts seem to have been done in order to find gifts to make to the King's new favorite, Peter de Rivaux."

    Sources: Secondary source is 'Delafield, The Family History'. It is quoting primary source: Calendar of Documents Relating to Ireland, Vol II, p473.


    Notes:
    1/ A carucate is about 100-120 acres or 0.486 square kilometre, so 4 carucates is about 1.944 square kilometres.
    2/ A virgate is about 30 acres].
    3/ Eston is maybe now Aston next to Shardlow? 
    Miscellaneous as specified 1255  Skidoo, Swords, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Succeeded to Robert's "lands at Skidoo and other lands in the Manor of Swords, and dies shortly before May11 1276, when an extent was made of the lands of Robert, son and heir of Geoffrey, in custody of the King by reason of the vacancy in the Archbishopric of Dublin" (Calendar of Documents relating to Ireland, Vol. II, no. 1222). In this extent are mentioned several parcels of land, including "20 acres and one stang of land which (formerly) belonged to Ralph Moraund." A fuller list is given in the Printed Calendar of Inquisitions, (Vol. II, Edward I, p. 127, no. 207), as follows:

    Skidouethe: A portion of a messuage, fishpond and garden and 80 acres of land.
    Balicodigan: 20 acres.
    Balisraht: Divers lands. (Details omitted from the printed calendar).
    Swerdes: Two parts of a burgage.
    Lusk: Two parts of a burgage which the said Geoffrey consigned for a term of eight years whereof five are still to come.
    Knichtiston: 2 curucates and 10 acres of land with dower, held of Clemenson, who is mesne between the king and the heir.
    Rothganston: 40 acres with dower similarly held of the heir of Gilbert de Furneys.

    Of these places, "Skidoo" (in Irish sceach-dubh,i.e., blackthorn) is a townland in the Parish of Swords. "Balicogidan," seemingly compounded of a man's name, is now obsolete. "Balisraht" (probably from srath a "river-holm") is now Ballystrane in the Parish of Lusk. "Swerdes", now written Swords (Irish sord pure, referring to the holy well there), is the seat of an important manor belonging to the Archbishopric of Dublin. It was known as "the Golden Prebend." In the churchyard stands one of the ancient round towers. "Lusk" (lusca - a cave) is a village and parish north of Swords, also remarkable for an ancient round tower against which a comparatively late church has been built. "Knichtiston", now Knightstown, in the Parish of Lusk. Clement de Synors seems to have been a foreign wine merchant. Later it appears that Knightstown was held of the Prioress of Gracedieu at a rent. "Rothganston," now Roganstown, is a townland in the Parish of Swords on the Broad Meadow Water below Fieldstown. It is plain from the mention of dower that Geoffrey de Shardelowe left a widow.  
    Died 1274 
    Miscellaneous as specified 1284  Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    In 1282 the Brothers of the Hospital, confirmed ownership of a substantial and valuable stone house in Dublin formerly owned by Henry de la ffelde and Petronilla. Given by Geoffrey de Serdelowe, it was near the Church of the Holy Trinity of Dublin on the northern side, in Winetavern Street [still there]. All a bit tricky to understand but Henry Marshal had bought the house from Henry de la ffelde and his wife Parnel, she having inherited it from Geoffrey.. It was held by Hospitallers until the dissolution in the time of Henry VIII.  
    Person ID P407  My Genealogy / The Shardalow Name
    Last Modified 6 Apr 2021 

    Father SHARDELOW, Robert,   b. 1200,   d. <3 Nov 1255, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Family ID F146  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. SHARDELOW, Robert,   b. 1271,   d. 1277, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 6 years)
    Last Modified 23 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F147  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart